The Lord has given all of us a purpose on earth. When we fulfill the purpose for which we are created then our life will be full of meaning and we will live life to the fullest. Do you know your purpose in life? David served the purpose of God in his generation.
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;
Jesus fulfilled the work that the Lord had for Him to do.
John 17:4 I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
If you belong to Him then you are His workmanship which He has created for His purposes. He has done the work and all you need to do is walk in the good works that He has prepared beforehand for you.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Not only does the Lord have good works prepared beforehand for us but He wants us to be rich in good works.
I Timothy 6:18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
The Lord wants our reputation to be of one who does good. We represent Him and He went around doing good and He wants the same from us.
I Timothy 2:9,10 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
What is amazing about it all is that He is the One who does the good works. He has already prepared them for us to walk in them. He has also equipped us for what He calls us to do. He wants us to live by faith and be obedient to what He calls us to do. He wants us to enter into and share His joy. What has He called you to do? He takes you one step at a time. After you take the first step then He will show you the next step. You are taking a walk with Him and He is going before you. The Christian life is a walk…a walk with Jesus.
Isaiah 58:8 …And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
You will be doing what is right and the fruit of it will follow after you. The fruit of obedience is righteousness.
John 15:8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
If it is His work and it is done in faith and obedience then there will be fruit and He will be glorified. You will prove to be His disciple and you will have served the purpose of God in your generation. May He say that of all of us.